I was watching a documentary on how people buy things to fill up their life. In the documentary, on Black Friday, people were fighting over items in the store. These were not like measly little fights, but they were actually about ready to kill one another. One of the underlining motives that people had in this documentary is that people will buy things to fulfill an "emptiness" that they feel is real and true. This is something that I've been looking at in my life recently where I've bought things and then realize, "did I actually desire that?"
This can be a whole long conversation. To put this simply, this desire or need to fulfill oneself with material items or even a relationship can come from points of view that we lack something. By no means is having things in our lives' like fancy cars, a relationship, a nice home, or high end stereo systems a wrong thing to have. That's not what this is about. This is not about having a correct answer to how we should live. The thing that I desire to get across to you, is that I notice that there are limited beliefs and points of view that people actually lack something and it inhibits them to live greater lives.
It's not that living with things in our life is wrong, it's about opening the door to function from a different way of living and being. It's like creating a new foundation for your home. If that foundation is built on lack, how well will the rest of the structure function? If the foundation was built on abundance, how will that structure function?
In the ways that we live, we function from points of view about how our lives work and what we are supposed to do to live here. For instance, you may believe that you have to live up to your family's standards or not create more than your family had. That could be in regards to the ways and amounts of money you create or what is actually fun for you to choose to be in this world.
Also, not everyone has the same points of view and you can have different points of view about life than your neighbor or anyone else. We don't have to live the same life as everyone else. We actually get to create our own reality. We have that choice!
I've bought things in my life that I've used to fulfill this 'emptiness' that I believed was real. You may say, "well the emptiness feels all too real." These points of view and beliefs feel very real. I've had many times that I've had to look at points of view of where I've been functioning from including this idea that I actually lack something. Believe it or not, we can change our points of view about how we function in this world.
What if you functioned from a place of no lack?
With Ease, Joy & Glory!
Reid Garcia CFMW